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breastwork


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breastwork  \Breast"work`\  (br[e^]st"w[^u]rk`),  n. 
  1.  (Fort.)  A  defensive  work  of  moderate  height,  hastily 
  thrown  up  of  earth  or  other  material. 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  A  railing  on  the  quarter-deck  and  forecastle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  breastwork 
  n  :  a  low  wall  [syn:  {parapet}] 




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